reticular substance

(redirected from filar mass)

re·tic·u·lar sub·stance

1. a filamentous plasmatic material, beaded with granules, demonstrable by means of vital staining in the immature red blood cells; Synonym(s): alpha substance, filar mass, filar substance, substantia reticularis (1) , substantia reticulofilamentosa
2. Synonym(s): reticular formation

re·tic·u·lar sub·stance

(rĕ-tik'yū-lăr sŭb'stăns)
1. A filamentous plasmatic material, beaded with granules, demonstrable by means of vital staining in the immature red blood cells.
2. Synonym(s): reticular formation.

reticular substance

The skein of threads present in some red blood cells. These are visible only when the cells are appropriately stained.
See also: substance